6 Natural and Most Effective White Head Removal Methods

Whiteheads are small, firm bumps that appear on the skin, caused when the pores are clogged with oil.In areas where the skin is fine and delicate, the clogged grease is not exposed to air. So Oxidization does not take place and does not darken the tips as on case of blackheads.
White heads should never be removed forcibly, even with a blackhead extractor. In case of white heads, or milia, as they are called, the pore is not open. Forcible removal will only damage skin tissue and cause infection.

Whiteheads can form anywhere in the body. But, the most common areas are the nose, chin and forehead regions. More commonly referred to as the T zone, the most oil-prone zones of our faces.



  • Apply some gel based toothpaste on the affected region before sleep.Wash it with water next morning once you wake up. This will help the fluid present in the whitehead to get dried out by the toothpaste.

How it works?

The presence of flouride in toothpaste can help cure whiteheads and has been a very unusual and  effective method since a very long time.

Facial Steam

  • One of the most effective methods to get rid of whiteheads at home consists of steaming your face over a bowl of boiling water for 10 minutes. Because stemming opens the pores. After taking steaming, gently push the whiteheads out of the pore. But remember not to force hard it can cause scars or broken veins
  • If you don’t want to steam your face no problem you can dip a towel in warm water, squeeze dry, and place it on your face. Repeat this for a few minutes to insured that your face has been warmed up and your pores have been opened.


  • Mash potato and use it to clean your face directly. Wash it away using clean water.

How it works?

Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin B. Vitamin C helps in boosting collagen and protects the body from the damages caused by sun like heat, stress, etc. Vitamin B, on the other hand, helps in skin cell transformation, healthy DNA production and lightens the acne and other scars on the skin.


  • Rub lemon on your face with a cotton ball. Mild acid in it helps in opening pores and removing whiteheads. Lemon juice also dries excess oil which caused whiteheads.

How it works?

Lemon juice contains antibacterial properties and helps to reduce inflammation and swelling associated with whiteheads. The high acid content in lemon juice works to dry out the whitehead to keep it from growing.

Baking Soda

  • Prepare a thin paste of baking soda and water. Apply it over your face, let it dry and thereafter wash your face thoroughly with water.
Be cautious when using baking soda that it doesnt come in touch with your eye region. Also try this method only if you skin is not highly sensitive. There are chances that it may affect your dkin negatively as its a very reactive substance.

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